A national bibliography is a collection of information about all documents published in a given country or concerning that country. In Europe, such a list is kept by the National Library.
It is created on the basis of official bibliographic registration of compact and continuous publications and other documents. Then, the current national bibliography is elaborated and published electronically. This allows you to reach relevant materials, relevant books or magazines.
It is an extremely extensive database that brings a lot of benefits for scientists, researchers or “ordinary” people who are looking for specific information. Its unquestionable advantage is that it is constantly improved and enlarged with new items.
All publications issued in our country are recorded in it. A team of specialists is working on it, who care about the correctness of information contained in it, about their timeliness and reliability. There are meters necessary for every scientist or writer.
Another important information to be mentioned is the fact that the National Bibliography contains separate databases for books, magazines, magazine articles, electronic documents, cartographic and sound documents. Thanks to this there is order and order in these catalogs, and a person looking for something can find it easier.
Catalogs can still be divided within themselves. For example, books are assigned to four groups: we can find them in the Bibliographic Guide, Underground Books (1976-1989), or in the Bibliography 1901-1939, depending on the time location of the song. “Bibliographic Guide” is the basic database in which compact publications are located.
Relying on the information provided on the National Library website, we can say that “it contains [authored] descriptions of documents published in a given year and issued up to two years back. Documents issued earlier, which were sent to the National Library with a delay or for other reasons were not registered on a regular basis, are described in supplementary bulletins (marked with the letter “A”, currently five numbers a year).